For Musicians

Jay WMV Opening Event
Jay Orlowski of Hindsight at the inaugural “Find Us” concert in Greenfield Park, July 2019

Wisconsin Music Ventures was founded by a musician, who – as a result – considers WMV to be a “musicians first” organization. Read more about her thoughts on musician advocacy here.

Interested in Becoming a WMV Musician?

All musicians need to fill out this application.
Before you do, look over the info below – and see what makes the most sense for you. 

“Find Us” Concerts
Free Events

  • Small ensemble/band (typically five musicians or fewer – soloists, duos and trios will be preferred)
  • 60 minutes of music

We have got a Fishman Loudbox Mini amp, vocal mic/stand and a Roland Go Piano available for use, as well as a 10′ X 10′ tent for coverage. Occasionally outdoor venues are in places where there is no electricity nearby. There may be some walking required, in order to get to certain “venue” locations. We’ll ensure each location is a proper match for each performer/ensemble.

Family Music, Alfresco
Free Events

  • A soloist or duo, with teaching experience
  • 45 minutes of music/programming, ideally including something hands-on

WMV Special Events
Ticketed, General Admission

  • Bigger bands or performers, in bigger venues, when possible
  • Two hours of music (allowing for a 20 minute intermission)


There are often other partner events with area businesses. Hours of performance time and pay rate may vary, depending on the arrangement.